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Re: TJ BT: Kemelut Nasib MAS dan KLIA
By tv3

15/10/2000 8:17 am Sun

Assalamualaikum/Selamat Sejahtera
Semua Pejuang REFORMASI


"It's very sad. Economics is cruel sometimes," lamented Malaysian Transport Minister Ling Liong Sik following BA's announcement.

Comment from tv3: Indeed, ECONOMICS is cruel. But none the less cruel than the way your "god" persecuted DSAI when the same "ECONOMIC" bubble burst!

The Malaysian government had spent almost RM10 billion (S$4.6 billion) to build the ultra-modern airport 50 km south of KL in a bid to turn the country into the main gateway to the rest of the region. Though substantially cheaper than the US$20 billion (S$35 billion) Chek Lap Kok airport in Hongkong,
while Singapore will complete its third and most modern terminal at a cost of S$1.54 billion by 2006.

Comment: We must NOT FORGET that the original "estimate" for KLIA was RM20billion! It was DSAI, as Chairman of the development committee, who reduced it to around RM9 billion! Imagine the number of enemies he made JUST on the KLIA project alone!

For instance, BA will divert about 100,000 passengers a year to Singapore when it scraps the KL route. The BA blow is untimely as Malaysia is still struggling to convince many major airlines to land at KLIA three years after its opening. The number of travellers using KLIA -- designed to handle 25 million passengers a year and up to 60 million travellers by 2020 -- has been below expectations. According to Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad, the manager of KLIA, the airport handled five million international passengers and three million domestic travellers in the first six months of this year. However, less than 200,000 passengers used KLIA as a transit point during the same period.

But MAB chairman Basir Ismail was unperturbed. He told BT yesterday: "It's no big deal. They (British Airways) only come four times a week."

Comment: This is a TYPICAL, IRRESPONSIBLE, BIG-HEADED, KNEE-JERK reaction, (and very very heavily laden with sour grapes) we have all come to expect from a Bolehlander who licks backsides!

Designed to handle 25 million passengers; first year's achievement - about 20%.
Losing BA means losing out 100,000 passengers (and most are presumed transit passengers). 33 Airlines using it as compared to Changi's 60. And this idiot says, "Its no big deal!"

And what about the year 2006 when Changi's third terminal opens? That will mean doubling Changi's capacity to 64 million passengers per year. Is MAB prepared for that? Or will the answer be, "No Big deal, we can always absorb what they (Changi) do not need!"?

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who just returned from a 10-day working trip to Britain, declined to comment on BA's decision. He said he wanted to get further details on the matter first.

Comment: You will do us all Malaysians a favour by shoving a Jumbo jet into your mouth, Mr Pharaoh! However, since you may not be able to hold ypurself back, then might as well comment on the fact that, the SIA have ordered 26 Airbus 3XXX, capacity 500 passengers! The first delivery of these aircraft is scheduled for 2006. And GUESS WHAT???? It will be the same time the new terminal 3 will be ready. GUESS WHAT AGAIN??? The third terminal IS DESIGNED TO HANDLE AIRBUS 3XXX ARRIVALS! WOW!! How's that for a "COINCIDENCE"????? Do the MAB officials know where MAS HQ is??